If you are anything like me, once the holidays are over, I get a major urge to clean, organize and purge! I can hardly wait to tackle organizing projects (well, I am not looking forward to tackling my craft room, to be honest!!), and I have been busy filling bags and boxes full of items to donate. While I am so ready for "out with the old", I thought I would take a moment though to look back at some of my favorite projects this past year.
Paint and some pretty wooden appliques rescued a formerly seriously dated and ugly clock.
Don't you just love this cheery shade of aqua?! And in place of the really icky faux stained glass insert (see below for the "before" shot), I added a cute little chalkboard.
I sold this in my Etsy shop, and I would love to find more to transform!
There wasn't much to love about the "before"!
And while we are on the subject of clocks, one of my all time favorite projects is my jewelry organizer, that I made from an old clock that belonged to my parents.
Paint, some pretty blue and white toile fabric, and more of my favorite wooden appliques turned a once "blah" clock into a pretty and functional piece!
A bunch of cup hooks make it oh so easy to find what I am looking for!
And this is what she used to look like!
And last but not least, one of my absolute favorite transformations! What used to be a really ugly piece of cracked and unlevel concrete becomes a beautiful and relaxing spot in our yard!
You will have to check out the last photo to fully appreciate just how far this area has come!
This was my first attempt at faux painting, and I am just thrilled with the results! While it was quite a bit of work, it was alot of fun, too! Paint and concrete stain turned this ugly duckling into an area that we actually want to spend time in!
See, I told you it was pretty nasty looking! Hubby gave it a good power washing, then leveled it up and repaired that giant crack!
Here's one more look!
That's it for today! I'll share a few more of my favorite projects thru out the remainder of the week. Have a great day!